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Plague Ship (The Oregon Files #5)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  8,760 Ratings  ·  361 Reviews
"For four novels, Clive Cussler has charted the exploits of the Oregon, a covert ship completely dilapidated on the outside but on the inside packed with sophisticated weaponry and intelligence-gathering equipment. Captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo and manned by a crew of former military and spy personnel, it is a private enterprise, available for any gover ...more
Hardcover, 515 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Putnam
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Dotti Cade
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
No deep, insightful review. I just love Clive Cussler books! I don't look for character development or inconsistencies like so many reviewers do. My sole criteria is did I enjoy it? I very rarely have difficulty immersing myself in Clive Cussler's books & have immensely enjoyed each of his series of books, including how they sometimes "run into each other."

In case you didn't figure it out, I loved the book. The action was great & had me holding my breath most of the time. I enjoy escapi

The fifth book in the Oregon Files series finds Captain Juan Cabrillo and his high tech crew boarding a cruise ship called the Golden Dawn. Their reconnaissance has indicated the entire crew and all the passenger, except one, have been killed by some sort of hemorrhagic virus. The ship had been leased by a group known as the Responsivists. This group publicly promotes population control and they are secretly planning to use a virus to kill and sterilize most of the population. The crew of the Or
Brenda H
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
In the fifth book of the Oregon Series, Juan Cabrillo and his crew are in a race against time to stop a disaster of planetary proportions.

After completing a secret mission in the Persian Gulf, the Oregon comes upon a cruise ship adrift with hundreds of people - passengers and crew - dead. While investigating the scene, the ship is wracked by explosions and begins to sink - taking any clues to the bottom of the ocean.

This cruise ship of the dead is simply the beginning. The mastermind behind it i
Tanja Berg
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Rating 2* out of 5. Abandoned on page 367. I just cannot be bothered anymore. This is an ordinary run-of-the-mill thriller with lots of action and no character development. It's not terrible, it just feels irrelevant. Why should I spend time on a book that is clearly written to serve no other purpose than making the author richer?

The plot I could discern is as follows. The crew of the spy vessel (or whatever) Oregon, an amazing war ship disguised as a rusty old freighter, find a cruise ship floa
Jan 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys adventure books.
Shelves: adventure, fiction
I have read a few Clive Cussler books in the past, but this was my first book in the Oregon Files series. The Prologue was not terribly interesting to me, but once I got into the body of the work, I was hooked. Juan Cabrillo, captain of the ship is half human/half action hero. He and his crew appear to be one thing to the outside world--a crew on a derelict ship barely functioning, when in actuality, the ship is a technological wonder that is used for top secret missions. When Juan is around, yo ...more
Eli M
Sep 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Eli MacColl Plague Ship Mr.Schleifer
By: Clive Cussler

What if you were a member of an elite crew upon the covert ship, the Oregon, sailing around saving the people around you? The Oregon is fully armed with the finest weaponry and technology to help them on their missions. It is also home to a highly trained crew who just got their biggest mission ever. The crew of the Oregon use their training, determination, and teamwork to fight back against their enemies and complete their mission. In Clive
Jul 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
Frankly, I've read Clive Cussler books in the past that I didn't care for.....but this is definitely NOT one of them. True, he's really poor at characterization, but OMG what a master storyteller! His ideas and plot are so creative and engaging that it's almost impossible to put this book down. It's just non-stop action all the way! This is the third book in his Oregon Files series, and now I can't wait to read the first two. If you want action, you will NOT be disappointed.
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Clive Cussler. Been awhile since I've read one of his adventures. I just like his books, don't have to do anything but enjoy them. And I did enjoy this one.
John Gronner
Jul 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
AS far as a Clive Cussler book goes it was excellent, as I am sure you are surprised that once again Juan Cabrillo saved the world!!
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Plague Ship by Clive Cussler & Jack DuBrul
Oregon File series Book #5
4 Stars

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Captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo and manned by a crew of former military and spy personnel, the Oregon is a private enterprise, available for any government agency that can afford it. They've just completed a top secret mission against Iran in the Persian Gulf when they come across a cruise ship adrift at sea. Hundreds of bodies litter its deck, and, as Cabrillo tries to determine what h
Andrew Etheridge
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is about a abandoned cruise ship that is discovered by a marine agency ship that does top sercet missions. When they find over 100 dead bodies on the ship deck they decide to check out what happened. They find out that a cult is plotting to sterilize 3 billion people.
I gave this book 4 stars because it was a different plot then what I normally read. Not only was it different it had a lot of action parts and a lot of connections to different parts of the world.
"He would if he'd been
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book was sort of fun action, as long as you turn your brain off and don't think too much about many aspects.
The heroes pull off James Bond-like feats of skill on a regular basis, which I can get over. However, many of the details are just plain wrong, and could have been made right with a little research. Many of the historical and linguistic points are wrong, and I'm informed that many of the details of the physics and capabilities of weapons are also wrong.
Sanskrit was never written in cu
Dan Curnutt
Jun 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Clive Cussler. While this is not one of my favorites for him it is still a good read with some interesting twists in the plot. If you have never read a Clive Cussler novel you might want to start with some of the earlier ones so that you get some of the character development before jumping into this book.

While this is a novel it is not hard to catch some of the political and social narrative that drives Clive's thinking. If you want this book will make you think about the "evil" t
May 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
The first book of Clive Cussler I have read.
And most likely the last, which is a shame because I have another one of his works "Black Wind" I need to read.
TERRIBLE, it feels like the people who did the dioluge from "Goosebumps" did it, its not intresting, not funny, not action packed.
However, if you like his other works, I am sure this is for you, but I can see this is not for me, and if your like me you wont need to get far into it before you say the same thing.
2/5 (and thats being kind!)
Dec 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
So far, this is my favorite of the Oregon Files series. There's plenty of excitement and tension with both male and female heroes finding ways to save themselves and the world using their ingenuity, skills and incredible technical tools. It would make a great serial story because there are so many cliffhangars.
Rick McNeely
Apr 24, 2009 rated it did not like it
Terrible. Absurd action novel full of Manly Men doing Manly Deeds. Laughable prose, one step up from a comic book. Super-Heroes saving the world from Evil Villains and Inept Congress. Fox News Republicans should love it!!
Mar 05, 2008 rated it liked it
I have enjoyed the Oregon Files series, this one was a little harder to get into than the previous. Overall I enjoyed the book but the different plot lines took a while to come together and were not as easy to follow as other books.
Apr 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: action, cussler
It was a little slow on the start and the only reason I continued reading was because I have always enjoyed his books in the past so I plowed on thru the first couple chapters and then it got going. Typical Cussler: some crazy loon is going to take over the world and lots of action. It was fun.
Oct 05, 2008 rated it liked it
Well, that was fun.
Shirley Yant
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What can I say - Another Clive Cussler tale.
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't know if I have adequate words, but I have to try. This book is one of the scariest, edge of my seat, heart racing writing I've ever read. It's non-stop disaster, one after the other. I couldn't begin to guess how some of the Oregon's people would get out of dire situations. Some things that happened are a little out there, but it is fiction. I did laugh once when the number one bad guy who started the whole thing got his just punishment.
Oct 11, 2017 rated it liked it
This wasn't one of my favorite Cussler books, somewhat boring at times. Although the main character Juan Cabrillo is somewhat of a super hero, sort of a cross between James Bond, Jason Bourne, Superman, Batman and Spider man all rolled into one. The man is invincible and he does it all on one leg sort of like Captian Hook would do.
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In true form this 5th edition of the Oregon Files did not disappoint.
I love the humourous way they go about business in some precariously dangerous situations. Great read, now for the next one.
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I can't help it, but I love Clive Cussler, and particularly the Oregon series. Is it Pulitzer winning? No. But just great adventure books.
Ralph Carlson
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
One of the things I hate about a Clive Cussler novel is when I start one everything else falls by the wayside.
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of my favourite books. Suspenseful, draws you in, keeps you interested with it's twists and turns. I highly recommend this book at this author.
Ollie James
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clive-cussler
Action wise I thought this was the most entertaining and thrilling book in the Oregon Files that I've read. Highly enjoyable!
Cliffhanger type story where the protagonists survive at the very last moment.
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Ben  Doolittle
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The book “Plague Ship” by Clive Cussler is part of the Oregon Series. It is about an organization that workers for the US government in away, but they are in deep undercover and they only take the jobs that they want to take. In the beginning of the book the group is on a job of stealing some Russian technology from the Iranians, which is some torpedoes right out of their submarine pen. After getting the torpedoes the group is making a meeting to give/sell them to the US government, and this is ...more
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Cussler began writing novels in 1965 and published his first work featuring his continuous series hero, Dirk Pitt, in 1973. His first non-fiction, The Sea Hunters, was released in 1996. The Board of Governors of the Maritime College, State University of New York, considered The Sea Hunters in lieu of a Ph.D. thesis and awarded Cussler a Doctor of Letters degree in May, 1997. It was the first time ...more
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